Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Title: A Court of Mist and Fury

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publication Date: 3rd May 2016

Series: Yes! It’s the second book to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

You know that feeling when you’ve been waiting for the publication of a book for so long? When you’ve been seeing photos of the cover for it all over the web and the title keeps popping up in Instagram captions? When you see authors talk about editing it and reading it? And then you finally get it. It just doesn’t feel real. I was in shock when I first saw it O.O

SOOOOOO….

This continues off from where A Court of Thorns and Roses finishes. Feyre is back at the Spring Court with Tamlin, and she should be happy right?? NOOOOOPE! She’s still freaking out over killing innocent people and Tamlin is being over protective and basically confining her to their home. Yeah, real nice he is.

The Characters:

Feyre – She’s changed. Physically as well as emotionally. She’s now a High Fae. And she’s also now wrecked intisde because she still feels guilty for killing innocent people. She wants freedom but ain’t getting it because jerky Tammy is horrible in this book. In ACOTAR, Feyre was a weak human being with need of protection but now her needs and desires have changed and she wants freedom. The book essentially explores her emotions and does so extremely well. OH THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

Speaking of Tamlin, he doesn’t get much show time in this book. He’s back at the Spring Court and is all horrible and controlling but justifies his actions using the word “love.” Dominating bastard. I hate men like you. HATE. If you liked Tamlin in this first book…then you’re not gonna like this.

This brings us to Rhysand. Remember how he pretty much sexually abused Feyre in ACOTAR? Well everyone that hated him now loves him. You just can’t not like him. If you disagree with me after only reading the first book, then read this and then come back. I DARE YOU TO FIGHT ME. He. Is. So. Damn. Perfect. He might have even pushed Rowan off first place in my book crush list…

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Sarah J. Maas spends a whole lot more time in this book developing her characters. Each have their own back story that either shocks us or makes us want to hug the characters – or you know, both.

ACOMAF comes packed with exciting new characters. There’s a lot of them, but this doesn’t mean that they all have pretty much the same personalities and we forget who they are because they’re so boring. NOPE. They each have their own personality and history that make them really stand out from each other.

The Plot:

The romance in this book was toned down quite a bit. In ACOTAR, the romance was everything and pretty much the reason why anything happened. The first book was a bit blah in terms of the romance stuff but I’ve found that I like books with romance only as a subplot or as a side thing. The first book had no flirtatious banter and myeeeeeh… I like banter. ACOMAF had a lot less gushy romance.

ACOMAF focuses on Rhysand and the Night Court and basically all the crap that’s brewing. I’m terrible at making books sound interesting but it really was! There were troubles, and there were crazy solutions. War and politics blah blah blah – typical fantasy book. MY KINDA THING. WAR AND POLITICS?? HELL YES!

I’ll be honest here. The book wasn’t exactly the most unpredictable of books. You start speculating about things but you’re never quite certain…AND THEN IT HITS YOU IN YOUR FACE. It doesn’t take away your enjoyment of things though. Even though I, personally came up with theories while I read, I never quite believed them so when it happened, I was left reeling. The pacing was perfect. Nothing was dragged out. IT IS PERFECTION.

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Oh and…There was also sexy sexy fun times….

The Writing:

Which brings me onto my next point.

THIS BOOK IS SO STEAMY. Can I just point out the fact that every guy in this book seems to have anger problems at the start? Constant flashes of anger or rage seem to appear out of nowhere. And why do they need to “growl in approval” during sexy sexy fun times? (I’m gonna call it that from now on. SEXY SEXY FUN TIMES.) Do you need to snarl at touches??? This book makes guys during sexy sexy fun times look like beasts. Bloody hell. I was reading this during class as well. This is what happened:

Me: *Squeaks/Squeals*

Someone: ….*sees me reading* what happened?

Me: errrrm – someone got their head chopped off and it was bloody!?

Someone: You and your ghoulish books…

AWKWARD. May I suggest that you never ever read this book in class?

Let’s move on from the sexy sexy fun times for now…

SARAH J. MAAS’S WRITING IS LEGENDARY. WHAT. ON. EARTH. IS. THIS. MAGIC? (Or should I say “What in Prythian?) She brings characters and places to life and I had that rare feeling (THAT I LOVE) that I was actually in their world and watching the events instead of reading words. Best. Feeling. Ever.

At the beginning, where we first come to see Feyre and witness how broken and depressed she was, it was really well done. You could feel Feyre in every word printed and AHHHHHH JUST GO READ IT. THAT OPENING LINE IS AOIFYHANFJHEKASAISFH. HERE YOU GO. YOU CAN THANK ME LATER.

Maybe I’d always been broken and dark inside.

READ THE BOOK IF YOU WANT MORE.

The Conclusion:

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WHAT CAN I SAY? This book was a masterpiece. Definitely my favourite Sarah J. Maas book to date. The characters all stood out from each other in some way, and had their own story to tell. There’s smut in it, but what I love about it is that Sarah J. Maas conveys the idea that sexy times can only happen if it’s consensual. Otherwise, it ain’t sexy sexy fun times. This book tore me to pieces, stomped on those pieces and then in the last 5 pages, forced them back together with such force that I was left breathless.

Positives:

  • Well developed characters with their own stories
  • GRIPPING, it WILL keep you hooked
  • Easy to read because SARAH J. MAAS WRITES LIKE AN ANGEL

Negatives:

  • LITERALLY NONE

Book in a GIF:

 

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Rating: 5 Stars – See my rating system. Actually make that 10 Stars. MAKE THAT ALL. This book makes other 5 star books pale in comparison.

Owned: ERM YEEEES!

Buy your own copy on Amazon here!

Recommended for:  16/17+. Definitely not for younger readers. You know I hate patronising readers but like, a 13/14-year-old probably shouldn’t read this. If you didn’t like ACOTAR, then READ THIS. I know it’s the sequel but I PROMISE YOU, YOU WILL LOVE IT. You will find redemption in it. I PROMISE. Read if you like the occasional smut. READ IF YOU LIKE FANTASY. READ. REEEEEAD.


HELP MEH. 12 MONTHS OF WAITING. WHAT DO I DO? HAVE YOU READ IT? DISCUSSION/RAMBLING POST FOR THOSE WHO HAVE READ IT IS HERE!!

Discussion: Extra Thoughts and Ramblings on A Court of Mist and Fury

11 thoughts on “A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Review”

  1. *flailing* I /need/ the copy I requested from the library immediately! This sounds SO INCREDIBLE. I can’t believe Rhysand could possibly replace Rowan as number 1, but I will suspend my disbelief out of hope for his character. Did you read the copy with the bonus story in the back? I did read that (while waiting on my friend in Target) and although I lacked a chance to devour the entire novel while sitting on the dusty department store floor, it gave me a lot to hope for as far as character & plot development. I didn’t think I could possibly be more excited!! /squeal

      1. IT’S A TARGET EXCLUSIVE ;__; I couldn’t find a link to it online…man, someone had better post it somewhere for UK readers, if I don’t get to it myself. Any sliver of writing SJM completes is a sacred wonder of the world that deserves to be shared across the ocean.

      2. If you get the chance to come around stateside, I highly encourage you to bring an extra suitcase and some arm muscles so you can get ALL OF THE THINGS to bring home (like this book!! and peanut butter M&Ms, dill pickle chips, maybe Sarah herself)

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